THE U.S. ASIAN POPULATION is a diverse one. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the U.S.






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FACT SHEETS ON ASIANS IN THE U.S.



Bangladeshis Indians Nepalese
Bhutanese Indonesians Pakistanis
Burmese Japanese Sri Lankans
Cambodians Koreans Thai
Chinese Laotians Vietnamese
Filipinos Malaysians
Hmong Mongolians


Find detailed information on the methodology for these fact sheets.

Fact TankSeptember 30, 2014

5 facts about Indian Americans

Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.

Fact TankSeptember 26, 2014

Modi’s visit to U.S. builds on positive feelings between Indians and Americans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to the U.S. at a time when people in each country have favorable views of each other.

Fact TankJune 26, 2014

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.

Fact TankApril 9, 2014

Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’

Asian-American voters lag whites and blacks in turnout in midterm elections, an analysis of Census Bureau data shows.

Fact TankJanuary 30, 2014

Asian Americans split on whether U.S. immigration system works or needs a major overhaul

45% of Asian Americans say the U.S. immigration system “works pretty well and requires only minor changes” while 47% say the system “needs to be completely rebuilt” or “needs major changes.”